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OBJECTIVES To describe consultation with an arthritis specialist because of suspected new-onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and to determine factors associated with prompt consultation. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Physician reimbursement administrative data were obtained for all children aged 16 years or younger in the Province of(More)
OBJECTIVE Care in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is optimized by involvement of rheumatologists. We wished to determine whether patients suspected of having new-onset RA in Québec consulted with a rheumatologist, to document any delay in these consultations, and to determine factors associated with prompt consultation. METHODS Physician reimbursement(More)
BACKGROUND It is recommended that persons recently diagnosed with heart failure consult with a specialist in heart failure. OBJECTIVES To determine whether patients who were diagnosed with new-onset chronic heart failure (CHF) by a noncardiologist consulted with a cardiologist, and identify the factors associated with delayed consultation. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the kinematics of the upper limbs and trunk during unilateral and parallel bilateral tasks in subjects with hemiparesis and control subjects. DESIGN Comparative study. SETTING Geriatric center offering rehabilitation services. PARTICIPANTS Convenience sample of 15 persons (age, 69.4 +/- 12.0 y; > or = 3 mo poststroke) recruited in(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify trunk movement and lower-extremity weight bearing in patients with stroke-associated hemiparesis compared with healthy subjects. DESIGN Controlled study with 2 groups: persons with hemiparesis and healthy controls. SETTING Geriatric center offering rehabilitation services. PARTICIPANTS A convenience sample of 15 persons with(More)
PURPOSE In a primary care context favoring group practices, we assessed the validity of 2 new continuity measures (both versions of known provider continuity, KPC) that capture the concentration of care over time from multiple physicians (multiple provider continuity, KPC-MP) or from the physician seen most often (personal provider continuity, KPC-PP). (More)
PURPOSE New models of delivering primary care are being implemented in various countries. In Quebec, Family Medicine Groups (FMGs) are a team-based approach to enhance access to, and coordination of, care. We examined whether physicians' and patients' characteristics predicted their participation in this new model of primary care. METHODS Using provincial(More)